November 2008 Blog Posts (108)

Post-Election Day Ideas.......

Just wanted to start a thread to see what teachers will be doing the day after Election Day with their students.....
I'm looking for some great ideas, myself!

Added by Melissa on November 2, 2008 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Disruptive technology? Cell phone!

The more I think about it, the cell phone must be the emerging technology with the greatest diruptive potential. Now that cell phones are well underway to becoming both ubiquitous and high powered (check out the G3 and other iPhones!) -- truly the tricorder of "Star Trek" fame-- they can do a lot in the classroom too, if properly programmed.

"Properly programmed"?!? That's a biggie, I admit! Like the handhelds in the MUVE "River City", cell phones should be able to access data about… Continue

Added by Cathleen Randall on November 2, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

So many tools

To be honest, it's been a little hard keeping all these new tools organized. I've had to remember many different user names, passwords, and email addresses, but I am enjoying what they all have to offer. This one seems like a great way to collaborate with colleagues and utilize a number of different tools all in one place, like blogs, wikis, social networking and more. I am always looking for an all-in-one solution to my tech needs, which is probably why I bought an iMac! As many tools as there… Continue

Added by Bill Hamlin on November 2, 2008 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Best Websites For Social Studies, Iraq, Darfur, Thanksgiving & More!

Here are links to some of my latest "The Best..." Lists:

The Best Online Sources For Images — October, 2008

The Best Web Resources On The Iraq War — October, 2008…


Added by Larry Ferlazzo on November 2, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

Teaching Students about Veterans/Remembrance Day

Whether you are celebrating Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, you join with millions around the world who regard this date as an important event. On November 11th, we honor men and women who fight and have fought to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. The Internet can be a great resource for teachers looking to help their students learn more about the sacrifices our veterans have made. For younger students, teachers can download some… Continue

Added by Greg from on November 2, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Technology or Just the Latest Gadget

Certain applications such as Ning, iGoogle and NetVibes allow you to structure the manner in which you recieve information and network. These applications are helpful to avoid "tech overload", as each new day brings a newly touted technology to the forefront. The problem with many of the new technologies is that people beleive that each one is the new answer to making students computer literate in the 21st century. Eventually, some of the technologies will rise to the top, but for now, each one… Continue

Added by Technology Tidbits by Bob Mahoney on November 2, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments


Isn't technology wonderful? When it works. Ha! Here I thought I was a technology person. This class has really humbled me. Ning is way cool, but I'm still not too confident. Can't there just be one place everything can be synced to so you don't have to link to EVERYTHING? It seems like as soon as you learn about one cool thing and get going on it, you hear about something else. Whew. This ning seems like the best way to organize everything so far. Unless someone else has something else to… Continue

Added by Dana Cherrie on November 1, 2008 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Halloween in the United States

Last night was Halloween. It's a time when children (and sometimes adults) dress up as fairies, princesses, super heros, animals, and creatures of the underworld and go door-to-door asking neighbors for candy. They call this, 'trick or treating'. My family doesn't play a major role in this particular holiday, as we are Christians and don't advocate the tennants of it. However, we don't mind at all when a child comes knocking on our door and asks us for a treat. We welcome it. It's nice to see… Continue

Added by Sandra Read on November 1, 2008 at 2:36pm — No Comments

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